Jack McMullen

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Jack McMullen
Born Jack Michael McMullen
(1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 23)
Liverpool, England
Years active 2002–present

Jack Michael McMullen (born 22 February 1991) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road, as well as smaller appearances in Brookside and Grange Hill.

Career[edit]

McMullen started at Nikki Lindsay Casting and Drama at the Scout hut in Crosby soon after. He passed countless LAMDA exams with high marks but was unlucky with auditions. After three years he auditioned for the part of Josh McLoughlin on the long-running Channel 4 drama Brookside and he got the part. He played the role from 2002 until the show was axed by Channel 4 in 2003.

He won two British Soap Awards for his role in the show. The first for best newcomer, beating EastEnders star Shane Richie to the accolade. And in the same awards ceremony in 2003, he won the best on-screen partnership with co-star Sarah White, who played his on-screen mother, Bev McLoughlin. He appeared as Timothy "Tigger" Johnson in Grange Hill from 2004 initially in a guest role, and later a regular cast slot until 2008. Tigger was the younger brother of Togger and nephew of original Grange Hill pupil Peter "Tucker" Jenkins. Both Brookside and Grange Hill were produced by Phil Redmond.

He was in an episode of the BBC drama The Street He then starred in The Bill.[1] He played Andy Donnelly in the two-parter. Next, he starred in the BBC Switch's Proper Messy.[2] He was in an episode of the BBC soap Doctors as half of a young gay couple, who run away from their homes. He then starred in another BBC drama, appearing in an episode of Moving On.[3] The episode was called "Dress to Impress" and was directed by Gordon Hill. McMullen starred alongside Ian Hart and Dervla Kirwan, playing the part of Daniel, who is a cross-dresser. Hollyoaks star Guy Burnet was also in the episode as a young man who is also a cross-dresser.

From 2010 to 2012 he played Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road.[4]

On Saturday 4 June 2011, He appeared as Ethan, the friend of a patient in the BBC One medical drama- Casualty.

On 27 December 2011 McMullen appeared in Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me as the main role Freddie Copeland. Filming began in June for the special Christmas episode.

In 2013, The film 'The Knife That Killed Me' will be released. Jack plays the lead role of 16 year old Paul Varderman. Waterloo Road co-stars, Reece Douglas (Denzil Kelly) and Oliver Lee (Aiden Scotcher) also star in the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack McMullen : Actor - Films, episodes and roles". Uk-tv-guide.com. 1991-02-22. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Switch - Proper Messy". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Moving On (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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